Wenger Linked With Surprise Move For Ex-Midfielder

By on April 3, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Arsenal move to re-sign Alex Song?

Alex Song

Arsenal are being linked with a surprise move to re-sign midfielder Alex Song this summer just 12 months after he quit north London for Barcelona, according to the Express.

Song ended an eight year spell at Arsenal last summer when he joined the Catalan giants but his time at the Nou Camp hasn’t gone according to plan. The Cameroon international has struggled to force his way into the Barca first team and has made just 13 league appearances this season.

He was voted as the second worst signing of 2012, behind Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, by the readers of Marca and a move at the end of the season could be on the cards as he looks to revive his flagging career.

The Express claim Barcelona are willing to sell the defensive midfielder for around £12.7m and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, armed with a reported £70m ‘warchest’, could offer Song an unlikely escape route. However, the report suggests we could face competition from big-spending French outfit PSG, who are also understood to be interested.

While I think Arsenal certainly need to bring in a ‘proper’ defensive midfielder this summer I’m not sure Song is the man for the job. He left under something of a cloud with reports suggesting the boss had lost patience with his lackluster attitude in training, so unless Song has changed his ways, I can’t see why Wenger would re-sign him.

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I think it’s best we look to other targets this summer if we want to bring in an athletic ball-winner to compliment the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. Either Etienne Capoue or Victor Wanyama would be my choice.

Would Arsenal fans like to see Song return this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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21 Comments

  1. Kabiruu

    April 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    We dnt want alx song at emirate arteta x enough 4 us nw. Let have atck only

  2. Honeyadu

    April 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    If Song feels like coming back,i think he should be welcome.

  3. Smort

    April 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    WENGER should let players learn to be loyal by not signing him again.

  4. Abbey

    April 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Pls they shd alow alex song back to d emirates o…bcus we nid a defensive midfield like him althoug arteta is there but we nid m0re…charp nd well experience striker also

  5. Richard Glaydor

    April 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I think we should welcome him back because he had done well for the club

  6. wewa charles

    April 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    i think istead of bringing song back the coach should think of players like victor wanyama

  7. happisoul

    April 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Welcome back home, Alex!

  8. SAGunner

    April 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I disagree with the thought that Song is not a good re-signing – bring him back – If he had been wioth us we would not be battling for 4th spot – we’d be there already.

  9. kola

    April 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    It wil beta we bring song back to emirate

  10. Joshua

    April 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    its better not to return to your vomit, Song is behind us, jst like an army, NO GOING BACK, bye-bye to song and welcome to Wanyama

  11. Oyewale Abiodun

    April 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Either Song Or Wanyama’ all I Wanna See Is An Experience Dfm

  12. kabiru

    April 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Wanyama is good to but if wenger want to re-sign song let him we need defensive midfield and striker

  13. Ohaletegreg.

    April 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    well, lets wait and see what Wenger will Do, but I believe Song has lean his lessons. And other has leaned too. So we can welcome him back.

  14. Ohaletegreg.

    April 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I mean other players has leaned lessons too through what happend to Alex Song. Lets welcome him back up Gunners.

  15. rogart m

    April 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    you did a big mistake in selling him ,he was always happy at arsenal,if we had him today we couldn’t be strugling for cl.

  16. endurance

    April 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    we need him back pls

  17. adekoya

    April 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    To me Alex song is a good defensive mid fielder,we need him and number of attackers in Arsenal,wenger welcome your old boy back he had learnt his lesson.I prefer him 2 any defensive fielder his good.the devil you is better than an angel you don’t know.

  18. adekoya

    April 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    To me Alex song is a good defensive mid fielder,we need him and number of attackers in Arsenal,wenger welcome your old boy back he had learnt his lesson.I prefer him 2 any defensive fielder, he is good.the devil you is better than an angel you don’t know.

  19. KABIR M. DAUSAYI

    April 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    WENGER SHOULD FORGIVE ALEX BY RESIGNING HIM.UP GUNNERS !!!

  20. Confidence Gibson

    April 4, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I don’t tink re-signing song is a beta idea..since he left us 4 barca why dont we move 4ward..wayana,M Diame nd etiene capoue and oda defensive MDF’s are available

  21. maigua joseph

    April 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

    let Asen Venga sign up the industrious n technically better V.Wanyama

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